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“Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As jazz spread around the world, it drew on different national, regional, and local musical cultures, giving rise to many distinctive styles. New Orleans jazz began in the early 1910s, combining earlier brass band marches, French quadrilles, biguine, ragtime and blues with collective polyphonic improvisation. In the 1930s, heavily arranged dance-oriented swing big bands, Kansas City jazz, a hard-swinging, bluesy, improvisational style and Gypsy jazz (a style that emphasized musette waltzes) were the prominent styles. Bebop emerged in the 1940s, shifting jazz from danceable popular music towards a more challenging “musician’s music” which was played at faster tempos and used more chord-based improvisation. Cool jazz developed in the end of the 1940s, introducing calmer, smoother sounds and long, linear melodic lines.” – Wikipedia
Jazz music continues to develop and expand warming to the latin cultures with latin jazz and afro-Cuban jazz. Not only is the music expanding but the art connected to it also continues to gain in popularity. The ‘Passion for Jazz Pillow Cover’ displays sharp, vivid images in rich colors reminiscent of an old jazz club. The pillow is an art piece perfect for the Jazz musician or jazz aficionado.
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Kashmiri artisans work together in a cottage industry, handcrafting the entire piece from the design, to the wool, to the beautiful chain-stitch embroidery, the finest in the world. No child labor used and the pillow covers are made by highly skilled artisans making a living wage.
A Passion for Jazz Pillow Cover is 70% wool and 30% cotton with canvas back. Pillow insert not included but can be bought from any fabric store locally. The Kashmir wool thread makes it soft to the touch, and the raised-swirl texture of the embroidery delights the senses. 18 inches – sizes vary slightly as items are hand crafted. Dry clean. Contemporary pillow covers are easy to remove as they have hidden flap, 2 button or zipper closure at back.
One Fair Trade, 18″ A Passion for Jazz Throw Pillow Cover, orange.